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11-30-2020, 03:44 AM   #91
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Does anyone know what this is for? The seller confesses he doesn't.

In small Pentax case, it is a lead with what appears to be a very old-fashioned two-pin UK mains plug* on one end and a specialised lead socket on the other. If it is a Pentax lead, I'm guessing it is to charge a flash unit high voltage battery pack. I can only recall the AF400T pack in that category, but this sort of plug had been phased in the UK ut long before the AF400T was introduced.

* The seller is in the UK, where this design is still used on shaver plugs with transformer isolation, scarily dangerous otherwise.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lord Lucan Quote
Does anyone know what this is for? The seller confesses he doesn't.

In small Pentax case, it is a lead with what appears to be a very old-fashioned two-pin UK mains plug* on one end and a specialised lead socket on the other. If it is a Pentax lead, I'm guessing it is to charge a flash unit high voltage battery pack. I can only recall the AF400T pack in that category, but this sort of plug had been phased in the UK ut long before the AF400T was introduced.

* The seller is in the UK, where this design is still used on shaver plugs with transformer isolation, scarily dangerous otherwise.

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Although it is in a Pentax case, doesn't necessarily follow it is a Pentax item. Who hasn't put a Woolworth necklace in a Tiffany box ?
12-01-2020, 01:44 PM   #93
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K-Mount Zenit

It would have been more re-assuring if he had shown it with a Pentax branded K-mount lens on it.

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12-03-2020, 10:46 AM   #94
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I found this picture of the camera without lens. The mount seems to be real deal:


122K Zenit 122K Pentax K Fit SLR Camera 19.99

12-03-2020, 01:27 PM   #95
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I found this picture of the camera without lens. The mount seems to be real deal:


122K Zenit 122K Pentax K Fit SLR Camera 19.99
There's one on eBay from Japan. N Mint! Which means it was found in a barn yard but not buried under a haystack! And the seller only wants $98.90 + $43 shipping...
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I’m glad the Japanese sellers seem to be forthcoming about haze and fungus but then they call it “excellent” condition. I guess their definition of excellent differs from mine.
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Has anybody heard of Zivnon before? It is a bit of an enigma.



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It is not often that an SMC Pentax 28mm SHIFT f/3.5 comes up for sale, especially in South Africa, but the asking price of USD860 is out of my league...



SMC Pentax 28mm SHIFT 1:3.5 Asahi 3.5/28 wide angle rare lens

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An Asahi Pentax telescope? Sure enough, that's what it says. According to the seller it's from the late forties or early fifties, but I really don't think so.







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According to the seller it's from the late forties or early fifties, but I really don't think so.
Not if it's called Pentax...Asahi didn't get the trademark until 1957.

And in 1954 it was being used by VEB Zeiss Ikon Dresden...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wasp Quote
An Asahi Pentax telescope? Sure enough, that's what it says. According to the seller it's from the late forties or early fifties, but I really don't think so.







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About 1955 onwards.
More information here: Asahi Pentax - Classic Telescopes - Cloudy Nights

See also: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/12-post-your-photos/344208-misc-asahi-pe...mid-1960s.html
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Never heard of this one before. Apparently it is a rebranded Cosina CT-1.


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02-17-2021, 12:25 PM   #103
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One sees the darnedest things on auction. Here is a collection of 32 lens mount adapters.



Adapters - LENS ADAPTER BUNDLE for sale in Cape Town (ID:503892476)
02-19-2021, 09:17 AM   #104
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It is not often that an SMC Pentax 28mm SHIFT f/3.5 comes up for sale, especially in South Africa, but the asking price of USD860 is out of my league...



SMC Pentax 28mm SHIFT 1:3.5 Asahi 3.5/28 wide angle rare lens
Oxfam's online shop here in the UK has got one at a very reasonable price.

https://onlineshop.oxfam.org.uk/classic-pentax-smc-shift-lens-f35-32-28mm/pr...u=HD_200226440

Full disclosure: I'm an Oxfam volunteer myself, but not in the shop that's selling this lens and I've got no personal connection to the sale.
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Here is another 28mm shift lens that happens to be on sale. These things seem to be quite common, hehe.

Used Pentax 28mm f3.5 SMC Shift Lens 28/3.5 K-Mount in 'Fair' condition

For something that is very rare, how about a Takumar 100mm f/2?

Used Asahi Pentax 100mm f2 Takumar Lens 100/2 M42 Mount RARE in 'Good' condition
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